User Guide

Please note: due to time constraints the help has not yet been updated to reflect the current version of Quoll Writer. It will be updated soon!

The Your Projects Window - Overview

The Your Projects window is where you open and manage your projects. It is a list of all the projects you currently have. You can order your projects in different ways and change what information is displayed about them.

The window is displayed whenever you want to open a project. It will also be shown whenever you don't have a project open.

Opening a Project

Opening a project is simple, just click on it, or if you are feeling adventurous right click on the project and select Open

Adding a new Project

To add a new Project you can do one of the following:

  • Double click on the background.
  • Right click on the background and select New Project.
  • Select New Project from the Project menu (click on the cog icon in the top right hand corner).
  • Click on the icon in the header.

Setting the status

For each project you can set a status, just right click on the project and from the menu select one of the statuses. There are a number of preset statuses such as Complete, Editing and In Progress.

New statuses can be added/removed just select Manage Statuses from the Project menu (click on the cog icon in the top right hand corner) or right click on the background of the Landing window and from the menu select Manage Statuses.

Changing what is displayed

Under the name of each project some information about the project is displayed. What is displayed can be configured, just select Change what is displayed from the Project menu.

You can use basic HTML tags to provide formatting for the information, however it is recommended that you only use the following HTML tags:

  • <b></b> - bold the text
  • <i></i> - italicize the text
  • <u></u> - underline the text

The following special values (tags) can be used to output certain information about the Project.

  • {s} - the status of the project, example: In Progress
  • {wc} - the word count, example: 1,234 words
  • {ch} - the chapter count, example: 3 chapters
  • {le} - date the project was last edited, example: Last Edited: 23 Jun 2015
  • {ec} - the edit complete %, i.e. how much of the project has been marked as edited, example: 25% complete
  • {r} - the readability, example GL: 6, RE: 80, GF: 8 (where GL is the Flesch Kincaid Grade Level, RE is the Flesch Reading Ease and GF is the Gunning Fog Index) See the readability page for more details.

The default format used in Quoll Writer is:

<b>{s}</b> {wc}, {ch}
<i>{le}</i>

Example:

In Progress 12,123 words, 5 chapters Last edited: 29 Sep 2015

For just the status and last edited date use:

<b>{s}</b>. <i>{le}</i>

Example:

In Progress. Last edited: 29 Sep 2015

For just the chapter/word counts use:

{ch}, {wc}

Example:

12,123 words, 5 chapters

To see everything use:

<b>{s}</b> {wc}, {ch}
<i>{le}</i>
{ec}
{r}

Example:

In Progress 12,123 words, 5 chapters Last edited: 29 Sep 2015 44% complete GL: 8, RE: 73, GF: 3

Importing a file

To import a file you can do one of the following:

  • Use the button on the header.
  • Use the Import File function from the Project menu or when you right click on the background.
  • Drag-n-drop a .docx file onto the window.

Backups

To create a backup of a project right click on the project and select Create a backup, a backup of your project will then be created. You can also manage your backups by right clicking on the project and selecting Manage Backups.

Deleting a Project

To delete a project right click on it and select Delete Project.

Changing the background

You can change the background shown behind the projects by right clicking on the background and selecting Select a background image/color.

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